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School of Informatics
Undergraduate 2004-2005
Academic Bulletin

IU Informatics Program
School of Informatics   
Indiana University    
901 E. 10th St.   
Bloomington, IN 47408-3912 
Local (812) 856-5754 
Fax (812) 856-4764 
Contact Informatics Office

IU Informatics Program
Informatics and Communications Complex (IT)
535 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317) 278-7673
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Undergraduate Program Information

About the Undergraduate Programs
Admission
Application Materials and Deadlines
Program Planning and Counseling
Transfer Students
Academic Regulations

Undergraduate Programs

The School of Informatics offers a Bachelor of Science in Informatics, a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Science, and an Associate of Science in Media Arts and Technology.

The very nature of these degrees, with the changing technologies and applications, requires that the content of each degree be continuously assessed and revised. Therefore, the faculty of the School of Informatics will periodically review and revise the curricula to ensure that students are prepared to meet contemporary workplace and intellectual demands. Please contact the Informatics Student Services office, or refer to our Web site at www.informatics.indiana.edu, www.informatics.iupui.edu, or newmedia.iupui.edu to confirm current program requirements.

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Admission

Admission to the School of Informatics, IUB
Admission to the School of Informatics, IUPUI
Admission to the New Media Program, IUPUI

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Admission to the School of Informatics, IUB

Students wishing to major in informatics must be admitted to Indiana University and first enter the University Division at IUB. Freshmen should begin to satisfy specific degree requirements in the first year. Undergraduates who wish to be admitted to the School of Informatics must first satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete 26 credit hours of course work that can count towards a degree in informatics with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C).
  2. Complete INFO I101, Introduction to Informatics, with a minimum grade of C.
  3. Complete the English composition requirement (ENG W131 or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C.
  4. Complete the fundamental math skills requirement (MATH M118, or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C.
Students meeting these requirements must complete a School of Informatics Application form before being considered for admission to the School of Informatics. Application forms are available in the Informatics Student Services office. Application deadlines are July 1 for fall semester, December 1 for spring semester, and April 15 for both summer sessions.

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Admission to the School of Informatics, IUPUI

After students have been admitted by the Enrollment Center at IUPUI, the specific school in which they intend to pursue a degree also must admit them. The School of Informatics welcomes nontraditional students and students entering directly from high school if they wish to pursue an informatics degree and meet the school’s requirements for admission.

Students who have not yet determined their major area of study or who plan to eventually enroll in a professional school may seek admission through the University College.

Students who are contemplating degrees in professional areas can benefit from the advice and counsel of informatics faculty at the outset of their academic careers. The School of Informatics office works individually with undecided students and draws on the expert counsel of IUPUI’s Career and Employment Office. The School of Informatics maintains close contact with the University College.

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Admission to the New Media Program, IUPUI

All students entering the School of Informatics’ New Media Program must be admitted officially to the university by the Enrollment Center either at IUPUI or enrolled at another Indiana University campus as a degree-seeking student. After students have been admitted to IUPUI, the specific school in which they intend to pursue a degree must also admit them. The New Media Program welcomes nontraditional students and students entering directly from high school if they wish to pursue a new media degree and meet the school’s requirements for admission.

Freshman
Adult Students
Visiting Students
Students with Disabilities
Undecided Students
Direct Admission to New Media
Probationary Admission to New Media

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Freshman
For students entering directly from high school, admission depends on the student’s subject matter preparation, high school rank, and SAT or ACT scores. Freshmen are expected to rank in the upper half of their high school graduating classes.

High school students should file applications early in their senior year. Students who have been out of high school for two or more years need not provide SAT or ACT scores.

Citizens of other countries and recent immigrants should ask the Enrollment Center for the International Application for Admission.

With all applications for admission, a nonrefundable fee is required. Checks should be payable to IUPUI.

Admission to IUPUI is usually open throughout the year; however, students who are not admitted and have not taken the placement test in time to receive counseling may not be able to register until a later semester. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to complete their applications and testing as soon as possible. Counseling is available. Direct all questions about admissions to:

Enrollment Center
IUPUI
Cavanaugh Hall
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5143

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Adult Students
Adult special students who are 21 or older may enroll in a maximum of 15 credit hours before they must apply for admission as degree candidates. Adult special students are subject to the same regulations as degree-seeking students. All credits taken as adult special credits can apply toward a bachelor’s or associate degree in accordance with various school requirements.

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Visiting Students
Students seeking degrees at colleges or universities outside Indiana University may enroll at IUPUI. Students must present to the Enrollment Center a letter of good standing or a transcript verifying at least a 2.0 grade point average from the institution at which they are seeking a degree. Students are generally not allowed to register under this status for consecutive semesters.

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Students with Disabilities
Students with a learning, hearing, speech, physical, or mental disability that may affect their ability to fulfill a requirement of the school should contact Adaptive Educational Services prior to registering. Requirements normally will not be waived for students with disabilities, but accommodations may be made within specific courses. The office is located in Cavanaugh Hall 001 E and can be contacted by calling (317) 274-3241 or TDD number (317) 278-2051.

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Undecided Students
Students who have not yet determined their major area of study or who plan eventually to enroll in a professional school may wish to seek admission initially to the New Media Program as an undecided student. This alternative to the University College is especially recommended for students whose aspirations depend on a strong new media background, strong analytical skills, or an in-depth knowledge of computer software.

Students who are contemplating advanced degrees in professional areas can benefit from the advice and counsel of new media faculty at the outset of their academic careers. The Student Services Office works individually with undecided students and draws on the expert counsel of IUPUI’s Career Center. Moreover, undecided students can take advantage of peer counseling; well-qualified, successful undergraduates in new media are available to share their perspectives on a more informal and immediate basis. The New Media Program maintains close contact with University College, and undecided students can take advantage of the services and expertise of both units regardless of their formal admission to one unit or the other.

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Direct Admission to New Media
The New Media Program encourages the direct admission of qualified IUPUI freshmen and transfer students into the program. Students who know which area they wish to pursue may be admitted to the program; undecided applicants are admitted to the program as undecided majors.

Undecided students are advised through the New Media Program Office or University College, which works with students individually to select courses and, eventually, majors.

To be eligible for direct admission, applicants must meet the general university and campus requirements. Additionally, freshmen must have a combined SAT I (or equivalent) test score of 800. Applicants who have been out of high school two or more years are not required to submit test scores, although the standardized tests are highly recommended. Evaluation of students who request admission without presenting test scores will be made on an individual basis.

Applicants who do not qualify for direct admission may be considered for probationary admission to the University College. Students who qualify for probationary admission according to campus guidelines may be admitted directly to the New Media Program on a probationary status according to the procedures described in the following section.

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Probationary Admission to New Media
Individuals who do not qualify for a direct admission or whose college grade point average is lower than 2.0 (C) may petition the New Media Program for probationary admission. Special consideration is given to adult learners and students returning after five or more years. Petitions are available from the Informatics Student Services Office, (317) 278-INFO.

Deadline to enroll for the fall semester: July 15
Deadline to enroll for spring semester: November 15
Deadline to enroll for summer session: April 15

At the discretion of the dean, the New Media Program may admit on a probationary basis those students who do not meet the minimum requirements for direct admission. To be considered for probationary admission, students must be in the upper two-thirds of their high school graduating class and have combined SAT I scores of at least 650. Such students are counseled through the Student Services Office and remain on probation until they have successfully raised their cumulative grade point average to 2.0 (C) and satisfied any other limitations set. Students admitted on probationary status become eligible for dismissal if they fail to achieve a minimum GPA of 2.3 during each semester until they have reached a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C). Students who do not achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) after two semesters, or 24 credit hours, will be dismissed.

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Application Materials and Deadlines

Application materials and additional information are available from:

Bloomington:

Office of Admissions
Indiana University
300 N. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1106
(812) 855-0661
E-mail: iuadmit@indiana.edu
Web: www.indiana.edu/~iuadmit

Indianapolis:

Office of Admissions
IUPUI
Cavanaugh Hall, Room 129
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5143
(317) 274-4591
E-mail: apply@iupui.edu
Web: www.iupui.edu/prospects.htm

International students should request the International Application for Admission from:

International Admissions
Indiana University
300 N. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1106
(812) 855-4306
E-mail: intladm@indiana.edu
Web: www.indiana.edu/~iuadmit
Office of International Affairs
IUPUI
620 N. Union Drive, 207
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5167
(317) 274-7294
E-mail: oia@iupui.edu
Web: www.iupui.edu/oia/AD/
admission_step1.html

Students also may contact the School of Informatics for additional information:

School of Informatics
Indiana University
901 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 856-6016
E-mail: undergraduate@informatics.indiana.edu
Web: informatics.indiana.edu
School of Informatics
IUPUI
535 W. Michigan
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5167
(317) 278-INFO
E-mail: info@informatics.iupui.edu
Web: informatics.iupui.edu

Priority Dates for Application for Admission to Indiana University Bloomington


International Students U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
August (Fall)
January (Spring)
May (Summer I)
June (Summer II)
February 1
September 15
February 1
March 1
February 1
November 1
April 1
April 15

Priority Dates for Application for Admission to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


International Students U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
August (Fall)
January (Spring)
May (Summer I)
June (Summer II)
March 15
October 15
March 15
March 15
June 1
October 1
March 15
May 1

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Program Planning and Counseling

The School of Informatics and New Media Program provides counseling services to assist students in planning their study. Students who have chosen a major are assigned an advisor and should make an appointment with that advisor prior to each registration period to discuss long-term goals as well as specific course work for the upcoming semester. Consulting an advisor is a semester-by-semester obligation of students to ensure ongoing progress toward a degree.

Students, however, are responsible for their progress. They should be thoroughly familiar with the general requirements for an informatics degree or a new media degree. Students are urged to complete most of their general education requirements during the freshman and sophomore years.

In planning a program, students should refer to both the Schedule of Classes and this bulletin. Special attention should be paid to course descriptions and prerequisites. This bulletin identifies prerequisites with a "P"; corequisites with a "C"; and recommended courses with an "R". Students should not enroll in courses for which they do not have the prerequisites. Instructors may require a student to drop a class if the student has not fulfilled the prerequisites.

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Transfer Students

Transfers from Other Undergraduate Schools on the IUB Campus
Students transferring to the School of Informatics at IUB from other undergraduate schools of the university—such as the College of Arts and Sciences or the Schools of Business, Education, Public and Environmental Affairs, or Music—must have completed at least 26 credit hours of course work that can count towards a degree in informatics, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C). Students also must complete INFO I101 Introduction to Informatics, the English composition requirement, the mathematics requirement, and receive a grade of C or higher in all three courses before entering the School of Informatics. Requests for transfer must be completed by July 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, or April 15 for the summer sessions.

Transfers from Other Undergraduate Schools on the IUPUI Campus
Students with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) who wish to transfer from another IUPUI school to the School of Informatics may do so by filing a Change of Record form. For details, check with the Informatics Student Services office, (317) 278-INFO.

Transfers within the School of Informatics on the IUB and IUPUI Campuses
Transfer students admitted to the School of Informatics on the IUB campus who which to transfer to the School of Informatics on the IUPUI campus, or vice versa, should file an Inter-Campus Transfer Form. Inter-Campus Transfer Forms will be accepted throughout the year.

Transfers from Other Indiana University Campuses
Please consult "Transfer to Other Indiana University Campuses" in the Indiana University General Policy and Fee Information section of this bulletin for information on transfers between Indiana University campuses.

Transfers from Other Colleges and Universities to IUB
Students who have completed at least 26 credit hours that can count towards a degree in the School of Informatics—including the English composition and the fundamental math skills requirements—may apply for admission to the School of Informatics at IUB. Upon acceptance, students must enroll in INFO I101, Introduction to Informatics during their first semester and complete the course with a minimum grade of C.

The Office of Admissions at IUB will determine acceptance of credit from other institutions. The dean of the School of Informatics will determine the applicability of credit toward degree requirements. Please consult "Undergraduate Admissions Policy" in the Indiana University General Policy and Fee Information section of this bulletin for more information about transfers from other colleges and universities.

Transfers from other College and Universities to IUPUI
Students with transfer credit from other colleges or universities may be considered for admission to the School of Informatics or the New Media Program. Transcripts of credits and grades earned in all subjects at previous institutions should be presented to the Enrollment Center where credits will be evaluated.

The Enrollment Center at IUPUI will determine acceptance of credit from other institutions. The dean of the School of Informatics, or the New Media Program Office, will determine the applicability of credits toward degree requirements. Please consult "Undergraduate Admissions Policy" in the Indiana University General Policy and Fee Information section of this bulletin for more information about transfers from other colleges and universities. The Enrollment Center at IUPUI will determine acceptance of credit from other institutions. The dean of the School of Informatics, or the New Media Program Office, will determine the applicability of credits toward degree requirements. Please consult "Undergraduate Admissions Policy" in the Indiana University General Policy and Fee Information section of this bulletin for more information about transfers from other colleges and universities.

Transfer Credit Rules
Credits transferred to the IUB or IUPUI campuses are generally evaluated according to the following rules:

  1. Courses taken at other institutions in which the student earned a grade below C do not transfer.
  2. Courses taken at other institutions on a quarter system rather than a semester system will be evaluated as carrying fewer credit hours (e.g., a 3 credit hour course taken on a quarter system will transfer as 2.5 credits).
  3. Courses taken at other institutions for which there is an equivalent IU course (in terms of course description, level, and prerequisites) generally will be evaluated as credit in the equivalent IU courses.
  4. Courses taken at other institutions for which there is no equivalent IU course (in terms of course description, level, and prerequisites) generally will be evaluated as "undistributed" credit (marked UNDI on the IU transcript). Undistributed (UNDI) credits generally count toward the student’s degree requirements, but the School of Informatics determines how the credits apply (either toward a requirement or as an elective).
  5. Transfer students who have questions about how their previous course work will apply to their degree or who encounter difficulties in the process of transferring credit should contact the School of Informatics or the New Media Program Office.
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Academic Regulations

Absences
Credit for Correspondence Courses
Degree Application
Statute of Limitations
Grading Policies
Academic Standing
Semester Load
Academic Probation
Dismissal
Readmission
Academic Misconduct
Student Grievance Procedures

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Absences

From Final Examinations
Students are required to adhere to the policies regarding final examinations as published in the Schedule of Classes.

From Scheduled Classes
Illness is usually the only acceptable excuse for absence from class. Other absences must be explained to the satisfaction of the instructor, who will decide whether omitted work may be made up.

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Credit for Correspondence Courses

With prior approval, the School of Informatics will accept a maximum of two courses (6 credit hours total) by correspondence study to count toward the degree requirements. Only General Elective courses may be taken by correspondence.

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Degree Application

Candidates for graduation must file an application with the school by March 1 for December graduation and October 1 for May, June, or August graduation. Credits for all course work, except that of the current semester, must be recorded on the candidate’s Indiana University transcript at least one month prior to the date of graduation.

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Statute of Limitations

Candidates for the bachelor’s degree in informatics have the right to complete the degree requirements specified by the bulletin in effect at the time they entered Indiana University, provided that the required courses are available and that no more than eight calendar years have elapsed since the date of entry.

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Grading Policies

Grading Policies
Grade Point Average
Change of Grade
Incomplete Courses
Pass/Fail Option
R Grade
FX Option
Extended-X Option
Withdrawals
IUB
IUPUI

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Grading Policies
The School of Informatics follows the official grading system of Indiana University, which is as follows:

A+ = 4.00 C+ = 2.30
A = 4.00 C = 2.00
A- = 3.70 C- = 1.70
B+ = 3.30 D+ = 1.30
B = 3.00 D = 1.00
B- = 2.70 D- = 0.70
F = 0.00

The following grades carry no grade points: I (Incomplete), NC (No Credit), NR (No Report Filed by Instructor), P (Passing), R (Deferred), S (Satisfactory), W (Withdrawal).

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Grade Point Average
The cumulative grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credit hours completed in which grades of A through F are assigned. Credit earned at another institution may be applied toward degree requirements, but the grades earned at other institutions will not be calculated in the Indiana University cumulative grade point average.

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Change of Grade
A student desiring a change of grade should discuss the situation with the instructor. A change of grade must be justified. If the instructor agrees, the faculty member will file a Grade Change Authorization Form. If the instructor and student do not agree on a changed grade or if the instructor cannot be located, the student should discuss the matter with the chairperson or director of the department offering the course. Appeals unresolved at this level may be referred to the academic deans. Appeals of grades or requests for other actions will not be considered after one calendar year from the end of the semester in which the course in question was taken.

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Incomplete Courses
A temporary grade of Incomplete (I) on the transcript indicates that the course work is mostly completed, generally 75 to 80 percent, and of passing quality.

It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor to have a grade of Incomplete assigned. The instructor specifies the work to be done to remove the grade of Incomplete and the period of time allowed for completion. If the student fails to remove the Incomplete within one calendar year, the Office of the Registrar will change the grade to an F. The dean (or instructor) authorizes adjustments of this period in exceptional circumstances. A student who has received a grade of Incomplete should not register for the course a second time but should arrange with the instructor to have the grade changed to a letter grade upon completion of requirements, provided that it is done within the year.

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Pass/Fail Option
Students in the School of Informatics may elect to take a maximum of 12 credit hours total under the Pass/Fail option. The procedure for declaring this option may be found in the Schedule of Classes. Special regulations affecting the Pass/Fail option for School of Informatics students are as follows:

  1. Only one course per semester or one course per summer session may be taken under the Pass/Fail option.
  2. School of Informatics students may not take any informatics course Pass/Fail. In addition, the Pass/Fail option may not be used for any course that satisfies an admission or general-education electives requirement or for any course in the student’s cognate area. Only university elective courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.
  3. A grade of P is not counted in the grade point average; a grade of F is included. Grades of P cannot be changed to any other letter grade.
  4. Pass/Fail forms are available from your advisor.
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R Grade
The R grade (Deferred) on the final report indicates that the nature of the course is such that the work of the student can be evaluated only after two or more terms. Courses in which an R grade is assigned will be announced as deferred grade courses in the Schedule of Classes.

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FX Option
FX denotes an undergraduate level course originally failed and subsequently retaken.

The School of Informatics will calculate FX grades as grades of F for internal purposes and degree requirements. This calculation will apply to all categories of academic standing (good standing, probation and dismissal), class rank, and all grade point average requirements in the degree, including cumulative, semester, and major concentrations.

A student may use the FX option for purposes of the university transcript. An undergraduate student who has repeated a course previously failed may request to have only the second grade in that course counted in the student’s grade point average as entered on the student’s transcript. A student may exercise this FX option for no more than three courses, totaling no more than 10 credit hours. A student may use the FX option on the transcript only once for a given course. Requests for approval of FX courses should be made in consultation with the student’s advisor.

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Extended-X Option
The School of Informatics will calculate Extended-X grades for internal purposes and degree requirements. This calculation will apply to all categories of academic standing (good standing, probation and dismissal), class rank, and all grade point average requirements in the degree, including cumulative, semester, and major concentrations.

A student may retake a course for which he or she receives a grade below an A during the first 45 hours of coursework. A student may exercise this option for no more than three courses, totaling no more than 10 credit hours. A student may use the Extended X option on the transcript only once for a given course.

Only courses attempted during or after the fall 2001 term will be eligible for replacement under the Extended-X policy. Students enrolled at IU prior to fall 2001 may replace courses under the Extended-X policy or under the FX policy. The following grades cannot be replaced under the Extended-X policy: S, P, W, I, R, NC.

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Withdrawals
A grade of W (Withdrawal) is given automatically to the student who withdraws from courses during the automatic withdrawal period as specified in the Schedule of Classes. After the automatic withdrawal period, a student may withdraw only with the permission of the dean. This approval is given only for urgent reasons related to extended illness or equivalent distress. The desire to avoid a low grade is not an acceptable reason for withdrawal from a course.

A grade of W does not affect the overall grade point average. A grade of F will be recorded on the official transcript if a student stops attending but does not officially withdraw from class. Students who alter their schedules, whether at their own initiative or by departmental directive, must follow withdrawal procedures. Students who do not assume this responsibility are jeopardizing their records because they will incur a failing grade in a course not properly dropped and will not receive credit for work done in a course not properly added.

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IUB
Students who wish to cancel their Bloomington Campus registrations for a future semester must notify the Office of the Registrar in writing prior to the first day of classes.

Students who are forced to discontinue all studies during the semester (even if enrolled in only one course) and withdraw from the university must contact the Student Advocates Office in Franklin Hall 206 to complete the withdrawal process.

At IUB, if a student withdraws after the first week of classes, the courses in which the student was enrolled will be retained on the student’s record with a grade of W or F (as appropriate) and a notation of the date of withdrawal. To qualify for a grade of W after the deadline, a student must be passing the course(s) on the date of withdrawal. If the student is failing, the grade on the date of withdrawal will be F.

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IUPUI
To withdraw from any or all courses, students must submit to the registrar’s office a Schedule Adjustment form that has been signed by the advisor. If forms are turned in no later than the beginning of classes, the course will be deleted from student records, except for complete withdrawals, which result in the grade of W (Withdrawal) on student records. If withdrawals are turned in by the end of the first half of the semester or summer session, the grade of W is automatically given and recorded on the official transcript. Thereafter, but prior to the end of the third quarter of classes, both the advisor’s and the instructor’s signatures are required for withdrawal, and the instructor designates the grade of W or F.

Upon notification from the IUPUI registrar’s office that a student has accumulated eight (8) or more Ws, the School of Informatics will send a letter of concern to the student, requesting an explanation. This notification will likewise remind students that their record of withdrawals from courses may jeopardize financial aid. Students with 10 Ws may be regarded as not making the "reasonable academic progress" required to maintain eligibility for financial aid, and lack of such progress constitutes grounds for denying further financial aid.

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Academic Standing

A student is in good academic standing for an Indiana University bachelor’s degree when his or her semester grade point average is a minimum of 2.0 (C) for the last semester’s course work and when his or her cumulative grade point average is at least 2.0 (C). Students must be in good academic standing to graduate.

Class Standing
Class standing is based on the number of credit hours completed:

Freshman, fewer than 26 credits
Sophomore, 26 to 55 credits
Junior, 56 to 85 credits
Senior, 86 or more credits

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Semester Load

A typical full-time academic load is 12 to 17 credit hours per semester, with the average load being approximately 15 credit hours. Students who expect to carry more than 17 credit hours a semester should have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) and have approval from an academic advisor or dean.

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Academic Probation

Students will be placed on academic probation if their semester grade point average (semester grade index) is below 2.0. After one semester on probation, students who fail to return to good academic standing will be placed on critical probation. At the discretion of the dean, these students can be dismissed. If a student is given the opportunity to enroll under critical probation, the School of Informatics will establish strict conditions that must be met before that student will be allowed to register for future classes.

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Dismissal

Students can be dismissed if they fail to return to good academic standing after one semester on critical probation. Students may also be dismissed if, in the opinion of the dean, they are not making satisfactory progress toward their degree.

Students eligible for dismissal will be notified in writing that they have been dismissed and will be withdrawn from classes for which they have registered.

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Readmission

Dismissed students must petition the dean of the School of Informatics for readmission. A Petition for Readmission form must be filed by July 15 for fall, November 15 for spring, and April 15 for summer readmission. A student who has been dismissed for the second time is eligible to return to school only after being out of school for one regular semester and having petitioned successfully. A third dismissal is final. Dismissed students whose petitions are denied will not be allowed to register.

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Academic Misconduct

Cheating
Cheating is dishonesty of any kind with respect to course assignments, alteration of records, or examinations. It is the student’s responsibility not only to abstain from cheating, but also to avoid the appearance of cheating and to guard against making it possible for others to cheat. Any student who helps another student cheat is as guilty of cheating as the student assisted. The student also should do everything possible to induce respect for the examining process and for honesty in the performance of assigned tasks in or out of class.

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is assuming credit for someone else’s work, words, or ideas—whether or not the ideas are expressed in the borrower’s own words. Honesty requires that any ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged. Plagiarism includes language or ideas taken from isolated formulas, sentences, or paragraphs; entire articles copied from books, periodicals, or speeches; the writings or created works of other students; and materials assembled or collected by others in projects or collections without acknowledgement.

A faculty member who has evidence that a student is guilty of cheating or plagiarism will initiate the process of determining the student’s guilt or innocence. No penalty will be imposed until the student has been informed of the charge and of the evidence on which it is based and has been given an opportunity to present a defense. If the faculty member finds the student guilty, the faculty member assesses a penalty within the course and promptly reports the case in writing to the dean of the school or comparable head of the academic unit. The report should include the names of any other students who may be involved in the incident and recommendations for further action. The dean, in consultation with the faculty member if the latter so desires, will initiate any further disciplinary proceedings and inform the faculty member of any action taken. In every case, a record of the offenses remains on file.

For further regulations, please refer to the

IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

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Student Grievance Procedures

All academic personnel (faculty, part-time instructors, and advisors) are expected to conform to the Code of Academic Ethics published in the Indiana University Academic Handbook. Students who feel that they have been treated unfairly by a faculty member may lodge a complaint by following these steps: (1) Discuss the matter with the faculty member or instructor. (2) If step 1 fails to resolve the situation, discuss the matter with the chairperson of the department or the coordinator of the program in which the faculty member is employed. The departmental chairperson will discuss it with the faculty member and seek some resolution. (3) If step 2 fails, the student may discuss the matter or file a written, signed complaint with the dean. Anonymous complaints will not be entertained. A copy of any written complaint will be forwarded to the faculty member, who may respond in writing. (4) When warranted, the dean may refer a written complaint and the faculty member’s response to the Faculty Affairs Committee for further investigation and review. (5) The Faculty Affairs Committee will evaluate the complaint on the basis of university policy and may recommend to the dean that the instructor be sanctioned. If the committee finds the complaint to be unfounded, a letter to that effect may be placed in the student’s file.

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